Mississippi courthouse named for Thad Cochran
Officials gathered in Jackson, Miss., on Friday to celebrate the unveiling of the newly named Thad Cochran courthouse, named for former Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).
The building first opened in 2010 and contains 12 courtrooms and other federal offices.
Cochran attended the ceremony, along with his wife, Kay, and Mississippi’s two current senators, Roger Wicker (R) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R). Former Gov. Haley Barbour (R), federal judges and members of Cochran’s old congressional staff also joined the ceremony.
Cochran, 80, retired from the Senate after 40 years in April, citing health concerns.